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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

February 6, 2018,

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. The real reasons to write a business plan have nothing to do with other people: They have to do with you.

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Bike Shop Rides Toward Success with Help from SCORE

October 27, 2017,

As David Sperstad learned more about the basics of small business ownership and the ins-and-outs of running a bike shop, he and his wife thought they might like to start their own shop.

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How to Conduct Market and Competitor Research for Your Business Plan

Follow these 4 tips for success collecting market and competitive research for your business, both now and in the future.

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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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How to Bootstrap a Startup: 5 Things Not to Do

April 27, 2017,

If you avoid these major blunders from the start, your journey will be a bit less bumpy.

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A Few Favorite Things Inspired This Couple’s Encore Business

Gidgette and Ken Moshier decided to draw on their love for traveling and tea, as well as their small business backgrounds, to open the English Garden Tea Room.

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Is an Incubator Right for You?

March 23, 2017,

An incubator is a place where startup and early stage companies can live. If your business is accepted into an incubator, you will receive resources to help you build your company.

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Not Your Typical Business Plan Book

March 6, 2017,

Multiple studies show that owners who create business plans are much more likely to be successful as compared to those who don’t.

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How One Man’s Hobby Brewed Up a Business Idea

February 24, 2017,

Yeast - Everything Homebrew is a specialty retail store selling equipment and ingredients for homebrewing beer, wine, cider, mead and soda. The shop provides introductory homebrewing and winemaking classes.

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Looking at the History of Business Plans Could Portend a Profitable Future

February 23, 2017,

What's striking about the history of business plans is how little has changed. Sure, the medium we use has changed over the centuries, but the end result – having a written plan that demonstrates to the business owner and possible investors how to make a profit – has remained consistent.

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Writing Your Business Purpose (And Why It Matters)

November 28, 2016,

This article aims to help entrepreneurs better understand the intent and importance of a business purpose.

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